From 26/01/2021 to 09/01/2022
Departure dates & prices
Dates Availability Price
Jan Tue 26 2021 to Jan Fri 29 2021Sold OutFrom$1,550*
Feb Tue 09 2021 to Feb Fri 12 2021Sold OutFrom$1,550*
Feb Tue 23 2021 to Feb Fri 26 2021Sold OutFrom$1,550*
Mar Tue 09 2021 to Mar Fri 12 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
Mar Tue 23 2021 to Mar Fri 26 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
Apr Fri 02 2021 to Apr Mon 05 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
Apr Tue 13 2021 to Apr Fri 16 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
Apr Tue 27 2021 to Apr Fri 30 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
May Tue 11 2021 to May Fri 14 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
May Tue 25 2021 to May Fri 28 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
Jun Tue 08 2021 to Jun Fri 11 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
Jun Tue 22 2021 to Jun Fri 25 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
Oct Tue 19 2021 to Oct Fri 22 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
Nov Mon 08 2021 to Nov Thu 11 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
Nov Tue 23 2021 to Nov Fri 26 2021AvailableFrom$1,550*
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Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals.
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Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.
Optional Experiences and free time.
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Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes.
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
Day 1 - ARRIVE KATHMANDU (3 NIGHTS) Keep a keen eye out for the rainbow-coloured prayer flags flapping in the wind as your transfer from Kathmandu Airport takes you to your hotel. Spirituality is the cornerstone of Nepalese culture, and this is revealed in the many shrines and temples that dot its capital, which you'll get to explore in the coming days. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 - KATHMANDU AND PATAN SIGHTSEEING Your first stop today is the UNESCO-listed shrine of Swayambhunath. Uncover its history spanning millennia. Admire the galleries of prayer mills and gleaming white stupa, whose gilded spire provides the colourful eyes of Buddha a lofty vantage point from which to survey the surrounding valley. Share the intricately carved stone fa?ades with the resident monkeys and admire the artistry of Nepalese craftsmanship. You'll see all this as you walk through the remnants of Buddhist and Hindu iconography, said to be around 2000 years old. Proceed to the heart of the old town and Durbar Square, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you will gain a deeper understanding of its role in the centuries of rule over this mountain kingdom. See the traditional pagoda-style architecture reflected in the temples and palaces that surround the square - the Hanuman Dhoka palace complex, the Mahadev Temple, the House of the Goddess Kumari and Taleju Temple. After some free time for lunch, journey to nearby Patan, renowned for its collection of ancient temples, carvings and palaces, which you will see first-hand during a visit to Patan Durbar Square, a generic name given to plazas and areas located opposite Nepal's old royal palaces. Delve into the ancient Buddhist heritage of the City of Beauty and visit the Krishna Temple and Golden Temple. Later, 'Make A Difference' during your visit to the Tibetan Refugee Camp, which features a handicraft centre and provides shelter to the families of Tibetan refugees who fled the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959. Among these were gifted Tibetan carpet weavers whose talents remain on display today at the Jawalakhel Handicraft Centre. You could choose to buy some of the traditional Tibetan handicrafts as a memento of your trip. Then it's back to Kathmandu for a well-deserved evening at leisure.
Day 3 - KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING The UNESCO-listed city of Bhaktapur and its impressive Durbar Square are the main attractions today. While the city is rebuilding its fallen temples, it remains a cultural centre. Stroll along narrow alleys and admire artisans at work. Watch how they weave cloth, carve timber and make pottery, which dries in all its terracotta brilliance in open squares for all to admire. 'Dive Into Culture' and join a local potter for a workshop to learn how Bhaktapur has been a pottery centre for centuries. You'll see first-hand how traditional techniques are still used. Large spinning wheels are coaxed into action with a long stick and the rapid stirring of the talented potters to shape all sorts of ceramics out of lumps of clay. Get your hands dirty and hone your own pottery talents as you make your own creation to take home as a memento of your visit. If you have time, stop in one of the squares and sample the famous Juju Dhau, Newari yoghurt treat, enjoyed in a 'takeaway' pottery bowl. Later, return to the hotel and enjoy some free time. You could consider joining an Optional Experience to witness a poignant Aarti ceremony at Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of the Bagmati River.
Day 4 - DEPART KATHMANDU Your soulful encounter with Nepal at its end, transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Sightseeing Highlights CITY TOUR of Kathmandu and Patan VIEW the Hanuman Dhoka palace complex, Mahadev Temple, House of the Goddess Kumari, Taleju Temple in Kathmandu and the Krishna Temple and Golden Temple in Patan VISIT the shrine of Swayambhunath near Patan and and the UNESCO listed city of Bhaktapur
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